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Kobo e readers. - Does anyone know how to get free Spanish books for this?

I've been struggling to get Spanish novels on my Kobo and haven't found any free Spanish novels available on it. Has anyone out there had any success with this please?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Lenkvist
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You could have a look at Project Gutenberg. It's a website with texts that are in the public domain. Here are the Spanish titles:

http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/languages/es

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoannaPridmore

Thanks, but I tried typing that in the kobo bookstore search engine and only English language books came up.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lenkvist
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If you go to the Gutenberg website and select a book, for example Don Quixote, you can download it in different formats. I think your Kobo supports the "epub" format so that is what you have to download.

If you have trouble getting your ebook on your device you can download a program called Calibre. This is a program that helps with organising and editing ebooks. You can find Calibre here:

http://calibre-ebook.com/

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoannaPridmore

Thank you for explaining and for the useful link, I will give it a go.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/superdaisy

Also check out your local library! There are many ebook library systems that your local library can subscribe to. My library has subscriptions to 3M Cloud Library, Overdrive, and some others. There are a BUNCH of books in Spanish on my library's Overdrive home page.

Once you get the epub version onto your computer, you can then upload it to your Kobo. Not sure how to do that; time for you to google it. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoannaPridmore

Sounds interesting, thank you.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoannaPridmore

Hurray, Calibre is in and I have managed to download my first free Spanish e book from 'Gutenberg' - 'La Navidad en Las Montanas'. Many thanks to everyone for all your excellent advice.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger
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Which file formats does it support?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoannaPridmore

Sorry, not being very technically minded, I don't know what that means.

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https://www.duolingo.com/remoonline
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You can first find out which file format books are supported by your ebook reader. Outside of the default libraries like Amazon, Kobo bookstore, etc. you will find many websites with hundreds of good books available in the free domain.

One of the most common formats for ebooks is epub. If your reader supports this format, you can find ebooks at the below link.
http://espanol.free-ebooks.net

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger
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Kobo says they support epub. You are right, remoonline, that is a great site for ebooks.

JoannaPridmore, do a web search (say with Google) for "espaƱol epub libros" (but without the quotation marks) and lots of sites will be listed that offer free books to download. I have not tried them myself, but some of the books sure look interesting. Good luck!

Sorry, not being very technically minded, I don't know what that means.

So others should do all the work for you? That is rather a cop out, stating you are not very technically minded. Surely you are no stupider than the rest of us and could find out about Kobo file formats with just a little trying. For instance, if you looked at the literature that came with your e-reader you would undoubtedly find the file formats specified. Just saying.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoannaPridmore

Well, perhaps I should have referred to myself as 'new to IT and an e reader and unfamiliar with the terms' I certainly wasn't saying that anyone should do my work for me.

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https://www.duolingo.com/slogger
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I apologize for being such a grump. It's just that people so often excuse themselves for not trying with computers, rather than at least trying and then asking for help. There's no reason for me to assume that you were doing that. Again, sorry.

Kobo sounds like a very nice e-reader. I hope you enjoy the Spanish books you find.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoannaPridmore

Thank you remoonline, that's very helpful

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https://www.duolingo.com/remoonline
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I checked out the Kobo bookstore and find lots of Spanish books available. But they haven't provided an option to search for books by a language easily. You can go to the below link for the complete list of Spanish titles available in the bookstore.

http://store.kobobooks.com/search?fclanguages=es

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoannaPridmore

That's very kind of you, I'll do that now. Thank you so much for your help.

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https://www.duolingo.com/rocko2012
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The common EPUB and PDF format according to google. I think I read it has an sd card slot. You could download the files with another computer, move them to an sd card and then pop the card into your ereader and try to load a book that way.

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https://www.duolingo.com/JoannaPridmore

Thanks for your input.

4 years ago